Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Stitching Related Post

Amazing, I know! I have tons of unfinished stuff, so I decided to finish a few of the ornaments I've stitched and send them to the Friends of Felines Rescue Center in Defiance, OH for their fundraiser/garage sale in June. By the way, if you live near Defiance, OH and are in the market for adding a kitty to your home, I highly recommend FFRC.

Spring is in full swing here, and everything is starting to bloom! I've been spending tons of time out in the flower beds planting, moving, and pulling weeds. In a month or so, it'll be too hot to do anything outside for 3 months, so I have to get it all done now.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Spring has Sprung!

Four Nerve Daisies and Texas Bluebonnets

Texas Bluebonnet, the state flower of Texas and very difficult to grow from seed. I don't know how these things manage to grow wild! LOL

A pretty poppy on a windy day. Always the first to pop up in late winter/early spring.

Texas Cedar Sage

Some kind of iris that popped up in my yard! I think it's a Dixie Iris, but not sure. It only bloomed for a day and now it's gone. There are others by our foundation, but not sure if they'll bloom or not.

Brazos Penstemon, a Texas native with such delicate pinkish-purple blooms. The flowers in the top pic are a close-up of the flowers. Such a delightful flower in my shady bed.

Sweet William, dianthus barbatus, a gorgeous hot pink color and very striking in the flower bed. Very hardy to my area and blooms faithfully in the spring.